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Lawyer Charged With Shoving Chicago Bears Owner
bears helmet Apparently the New Orleans Saints' manhandling of the Chicago Bears was not limited to the field Monday night. A New Orleans lawyer who showed up for the game in Chicago was ejected from the stadium and charged with battery after ...
The Brooklyn 'Court Street Lawyer' gains partial acceptance, but still snubbed
A Brooklyn “Court Street lawyer” is not merely an attorney with an office on the long Brooklyn Heights block, which is known as prime office real estate for the borough's legal community due to its close proximity to all Brooklyn courthouses. "When ...
Google Lawyer Is Chased By Protestors
Jack Halprin, a lawyer that works for Google, ran from protestors Tuesday morning after getting off one of the company's buses. San Francisco residents were protesting Halprin's Ellis Act eviction of four units on 812 Guerrero Street. The Ellis Act is ...
Lawyer Haywood Gilliam confirmed as federal judge
The Senate has confirmed President Obama's nomination of Haywood Gilliam, a San Francisco business lawyer and former federal prosecutor, to become a federal judge. Gilliam, 45, a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, was an assistant ...
Judge berates lawyer in OPP case as new jail's opening is delayed again
In a scalding lecture from the bench, U.S. District Judge Lance Africk on Wednesday berated a lawyer hired recently by Sheriff Marlin Gusman for filing a “self-serving” series of court documents in the middle of the night, just hours before a hearing ...
Lawyer for Blackstone mother casts doubt on murder indictment
The lawyer for the Blackstone mother indicted in the deaths of two infants found in her squalid home said Wednesday that the murder charges are “extremely speculative” and that she plans to plead not guilty at her arraignment this month. Keith S ...
Lawyer in Durham appealing dismissal of Taser-force lawsuit
DURHAM — A Durham defense attorney said Wednesday that he will ask the state Supreme Court to overrule an appellate decision that “shrink-wrapped” the state constitution “into a tiny speck that can't be used to protect anyone who is bringing claims ...
Boston lawyer named to federal judgeship
The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed a local lawyer's nomination to a federal judgeship in Boston, to fill the last vacancy on the 13-seat bench in Massachusetts. Allison D. Burroughs, a lawyer with the Boston firm Nutter McClennen & Fish, was ...
The Greatest Tax Story Ever Told
To keep fellow lawyers on their toes, he slipped nonsense words, such as “phlaminimony,” into legal documents. He always seemed to do his best work in the middle of the night. His office was a mess. He didn't own a television set. If someone asked how ...
Lawyer: Blackstone Mother Plans to Plead Not Guilty
The lawyer for a mother from Blackstone, Massachusetts, whose dead infants were found in what has become known as the house of squalor, says her client plans to plead not guilty at her arraignment this month, according to the Boston Globe. The lawyer ...
Lawyer Defends Acts of Nigeria Soldiers Sentenced to Death
ABUJA, Nigeria — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a ...
Tsarnaev Lawyer Says He Plans to Seek Trial Delay
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and his lawyer said the defense will ask to delay his upcoming trial. Tsarnaev also received a shout of encouragement ...
Lawyer says state violates gun owners' rights
HARTFORD -- A Torrington lawyer claims that Connecticut police, prosecutors and judges are violating the rights of lawful guns owners by ignoring the exact rules on the seizure of weapons. Rachel Baird, who told state justice officials this morning ...
Oklahoma Prisons Lawyer Says He Felt Pressured
A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, even though the state didn't have the drugs yet to carry them ...
Oklahoma prisons lawyer says he felt pressured as execution dates neared 'to ...
Oklahoma prisons lawyer says he felt pressured as execution dates neared 'to ...
Lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to seek trial ...
Lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to seek trial ...
Bobby Shmurda's lawyer calls his criminal charges 'bulls---'
A lawyer for rapper Bobby Shmurda called a massive conspiracy indictment against the star and his posse “a bunch of bulls---” before the artist's first court appearance in the case Thursday. “I'm not going to let them crucify my guys. The police ...
Judge Complains About Lawyer's 'Repugnant Stench'
Something Stinks This is a new one. Judge Patricia A. Riley of the Indiana Court of Appeals delivered an embarrassing benchslap: she objects to the lawyer's “repugnant stench.” Or more accurately, the repugnant stench that the lawyer left on the ...
Mark Dubois: Be Careful About Threatenting to Grieve Another Lawyer
Occasionally, I get a call from a lawyer stating that an opponent has threatened, either explicitly or implicitly, that if a matter involving a claim against an attorney is not resolved quickly, the client may feel it necessary to file a criminal or ...
Lawyer Won't Have to Pay Up After Issuing $1 Million Challenge on TV
Here are some things, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that one can say on television without getting into trouble: "I challenge anybody to show me — I'll pay them a million dollars if they can do it."; "I'll eat my hat if … "; "I ...
Got A Legal Issue? Call A Lawyer For Free This Weekend
“This is just a great opportunity to spend a few minutes with a lawyer if you just have a legal question or just want to get some advice or where to turn to,” Brenda Ott, director of the lawyer referral, tells WBBM Newsradio. “It can be everything from ...
Gurley's lawyer bills exceed $43K
Gurley was suspended by the Bulldogs on Oct. 9 after they learned he had signing autographs for money. Share. The UGA Athletic Association agreed to pay the for Gurley's legal services. Share. Gurley plans to apply for early-entry in the NFL draft in ...
Lawyer convicted of laundering LA, OC pot dispensary profits
Attorney convicted of laundering marijuana dispensary profits. A lawyer who helped a marijuana dispensary mogul launder profits faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced next year, officials said. lRelated Congress quietly ends ...
Cosby Lawyer: We Don't Just Expect Fairness From 'Black Media'
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Thursday said a report that indicated the embattled comic expected the "black media" to be neutral was the result of "misconstrued" comments. Facing mounting allegations from some 20 women who say the actor sexually assaulted ...
Lawyer says teen charged with terror threat was bullied
Clarkston – — A 17-year-old Brandon High senior charged with making a terrorist threat on a phone app promising an event “bigger than Columbine” was bullied by students and tired of others being bullied, his attorney said Thursday. Jacob Michael Young ...
Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue
WASHINGTON — When they met at the J. W. Marriott Hotel two blocks from the White House, Linda Singer, a former attorney general turned plaintiffs' lawyer, approached Attorney General Gary King of New Mexico with an unusual proposition. Ms. Singer ...
Ask A NYC Housing Lawyer: What If My Landlord Won't Turn On The Heat?
Native New Yorker columnist Jake Dobkin has been receiving a lot of these questions lately, and he's decided to kick some of them over to his dad, longtime NYC tenants' lawyer and housing activist Steve Dobkin. If you have a question, email us and we ...
Detained China rights lawyer facing "inhuman torment", wife says ‎
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer arrested this year has had to endure hours of interrogation and his health has suffered, his wife wrote in a letter released on Friday, calling for his immediate release. Pu Zhiqiang, one of China's most ...
Prosecutors moving quickly on Metts case, want department's lawyer to testify ...
Prosecutors moving quickly on Metts case, want department's lawyer to testify ...
County lawyer: sheriff must allow peaceful protesters into courthouse
The Milwaukee County Courthouse must remain open to protesters during regular business hours unless the Sheriff's Office has clear evidence of intent to disrupt offices and courts or initiate other unlawful conduct, Corporation Counsel Paul Bargren ...
Lawyer: Shooter May Have Thought Flashlight Was Gun
An unarmed trespasser who was shot to death in a vacant Nevada duplex had been investigated in a previous killing, and a woman who was wounded had conspired to take items from the residence, a defense lawyer said. It also appears the male trespasser ...
Court lawyer: No new improprieties in email trove
The report by Robert Byer was released Friday, two months after the Pittsburgh lawyer was hired amid an unfolding pornographic email scandal. Seamus McCaffery resigned his high court seat in October following his suspension by fellow justices and the ...
Bobby Shmurda's Lawyer Says "Government Hates Rap"
Following the arrest of Brooklyn, New York rapper Bobby Shmurda and 14 other members of GS9, a lawyer for the Epic Records artist has spoken out against the musician's arrest. Shmurda's lawyer, Howard Greenberg spoke exclusively with XXLMag.com ...
Visiting lawyer badly beaten in CBD attack
Visiting lawyer badly beaten in CBD attack. Bill Callaham wanted to take in some of the city's great music, but he never made it back to his hotel. Loading… Post to Facebook. Visiting lawyer badly beaten in CBD attack Bill Callaham wanted to take in ...
Lawyer: Child Molester Won't Testify in 1979 Case
A convicted child molester who was long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime, his lawyer said Friday. It's not yet clear ...
Overseers of Maine bar consider professional fate of lawyer accused of ...
Overseers of Maine bar consider professional fate of lawyer accused of ...
Lawyer: Intent crucial in case
The lawyer for one of the top Framingham company officials facing a life sentence for the deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak offered a glimpse of his defense yesterday, arguing that prosecutors face an uphill battle proving intent to kill as charged in 25 ...
CNN -- Cosby Lawyer Claims Network is Manipulating Interviews to Smear Him
CNN is trying to prop up one of Bill Cosby's key accusers with unethical, malicious tactics ... so claims Cosby's lawyer. Marty Singer has written a scathing letter to CNN Prez Jeff Zucker, claiming his reporters are out to get Cosby in a special the ...
Etan Patz Murder Case: Child Molester Jose Ramos Won't Testify, Lawyer Says
NEW YORK — A convicted child molester who was long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime, his lawyer said Friday. It's ...
Lawyer: Intent crucial in tainted medication case
The lawyer for one of the top Framingham company officials facing a life sentence for the deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak offered a glimpse of his defense yesterday, arguing that prosecutors face an uphill battle proving intent to kill as charged in 25 ...
California woman's lawyer says it was accident when she plowed into ...
California woman's lawyer says it was accident when she plowed into ...
Lehigh Valley lawyer finds a new home court instructing tennis
Matthew Potts, an accomplished lawyer in the Lehigh Valley and an all-conference tennis player at Lehigh University, ended his law practice and transitioned to a different kind of court. He's now a tennis instructor and the tennis director at Northwood ...
York lawyer's book centers on fictional terrorist plot at Yorktown
If you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, a book by a local attorney might be a good choice. Chad Green — a York County lawyer, licensed captain and commercial waterman — and co-author G. Tom Ward have written "The Crown & Cardinal," a book ...
Man wanted for threatening lawyer with gun
Arthur Glass is wanted for felony menacing after threatening attorney (Photo: Oravetz, Janet). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. DENVER - Police issued a warning about a man they say threatened his lawyer with a handgun. Investigators ...
SD county may screen defendants who seek free lawyer
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Judge John Hinrichs knows at least some of the people who request and receive an appointed lawyer in Minnehaha County could have afforded to hire their own. The former public defender recalls working on some cases for months, ...
Lawyer's suspension extended to U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Pittsburgh-based bankruptcy lawyer Jason J. Mazzei was photographed May 19 outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Erie. ED PALATTELLA/ERIE TIMES-NEWS. An area lawyer's three-year suspension has been extended to U.S. Bankruptcy Court, where ...
La lawyer's debut novel: 'The Cottoncrest Curse'
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyer, adjunct law professor, nationally known legal ethicist, humorist, musician, and now novelist are just a few of the ways to describe Michael Rubin. The managing partner at McGlinchey Stafford and his wife, Ayan Rubin, ...
Sony: We Haven't Caved To The Hackers And We're Going To Release 'The ...
Sony: We Haven't Caved To The Hackers And We're Going To Release 'The ...
You Will Get to See “The Interview,” Sony Lawyer Says
The Sony film at the center of a devastating corporate attack that led to its theatrical cancellation will eventually see the light of day. The studio's holiday feature “The Interview” will be released, David Boies, the studio's lawyer said in an ...
Sony Lawyer: 'The Interview' "Will Be Distributed"
Sony lawyer David Boies appeared on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, where he said that the studio still plans to release The Interview. "Sony only delayed this," Boies said. "Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be ...